ROUSSEL ASSIGNED TO READING

Rookie Forward Appeared in 25 Games for Providence

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 19th season in the American Hockey League, today announced that they have assigned forward Antoine Roussel to the ECHL's Reading Royals.

Roussel, 21, has appeared in 25 games for Providence this season, tallying five assists and a plus-four rating. The rookie forward has been a healthy scratch for the P-Bruins' last five games.

The undrafted native of Roubaix, France, signed an AHL contract with Providence on Aug. 9, 2010 after spending four junior seasons with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In juniors, Roussel registered 154 points, including 63 goals, in 272 games between the regular season and playoffs.

The P-Bruins' roster is now comprised of 21 players, including 12 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.

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